Saros makes 31 saves as Predators blank Oilers 3-0


EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Juuse Saros made 31 saves in the shutout and the Nashville Predators ran their winning streak to five games with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

P.K. Subban, Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi scored for the Predators, who are a perfect 4-0-0 on the road and have won seven of eight games this season. Mattias Ekholm had a pair of assists.

The Oilers had a three-game winning streak halted.

There was no scoring in the first period, with Nashville getting seven shots on Oilers starter Cam Talbot and Edmonton putting four on Saros.

Nashville broke the deadlock with 6:46 remaining in the second on a short-handed goal. Subban broke up ice on a 2-on-1 after an Edmonton giveaway and took the shot himself, scoring his second of the season.

The Predators made it 2-0 about 90 seconds later after a nice passing play set up Arvidsson, who slipped a wrist shot past Talbot.

Josi put the game away in the final minute with an empty-net goal.

NOTES: It was the first of three games between the teams this season, with the Predators coming into the contest with 12 straight wins over the Oilers. . With defenseman Matt Benning (undisclosed injury) and forward Ty Rattie (upper body) both getting injured in their last game, Jason Garrison was reinserted on the blue line, while Alex Chiasson made his Oilers debut up front. … Predators goalie Pekka Rinne also suffered an injury in his team’s game on Friday, prompting the call up of Miroslav Svoboda to serve as Saros’ backup. … Recently retired former Nashville forward Jordin Tootoo was saluted for his contributions to Indigenous hockey. Hailing from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Tootoo was the first Inuk player in the history of the NHL, playing the bulk of his 13 seasons with the Predators.

UP NEXT

Nashville: Home against San Jose on Tuesday.

Edmonton: Host Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Source: Fox Sports

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